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Parkinson's incidence to top 1.2 million by 2030 in U.S.

Parkinson's incidence to top 1.2 million by 2030 in U.S.

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The incidence of Parkinson's disease in the United States will exceed 1.2 million by 2030, according to new estimates published Tuesday in the journal npj Parkinson's Disease.

Pfizer to end Alzheimer's, Parkinson's research

Pfizer to end Alzheimer's, Parkinson's research

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Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that it will end its research and development programs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatments and "re-allocate funding to those areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients."

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

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Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.

More news for Monday, Sept. 18

American Senior Communities takes former CEO, execs to court ... Couple racks up 27 counts after alleged thefts at senior living community ... Medical history can point to earlier Parkinson's diagnosis

Parkinson's disease shows link to melanoma

Parkinson's disease shows link to melanoma

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People with either Parkinson's disease or melanoma are four times as likely to receive a diagnosis of the other disease, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Researchers, however, said that the association likely is not due to a Parkinson's drug, levodopa, that often is cited as a reason.

Managing hypertension may help Parkinson's symptoms, too

Managing hypertension may help Parkinson's symptoms, too

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People with hypertension may fare worse than those with normal blood pressure if they receive a Parkinson' disease diagnosis, according to the results of a new study. Researchers say that managing high blood pressure also may improve Parkinson's disease symptoms.

More news for Friday, June 16

Alzheimer's affects twice as many people as estimated ... Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease ... Liquid laundry detergent pods pose lethal risk for adults with dementia ... Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease ... Being overweight linked to longer life in older adults with diabetes

More news for Thursday, June 1

Mobility aids may increase fall risk for those with dementia ... Handwashing: Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs ... Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease ... Cash-strapped seniors turn to assisted living centers in Mexico

More news for Thursday, April 20

150-year-old drug may provide 'off' time relief for people with advanced Parkinson's disease ... With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger' ... Woman reportedly involuntarily living in assisted living community; probate judge questions lawyers ... Retirement community sues to stop water treatment plant

2017 a notable year for Parkinson's disease

2017 a notable year for Parkinson's disease

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This year's observances of World Parkinson's Day and Parkinson's Awareness Month are especially notable because 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the essay in which James Parkinson defined the movement disorder for the first time.

A move toward a more inclusive society

A move toward a more inclusive society

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What do dementia and Parkinson's disease have to do with professional basketball? Read on.

New app tracks Parkinson's symptoms

New app tracks Parkinson's symptoms

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A new smartphone app could help improve treatment for people with Parkinson's disease because it enables individuals and their physicians to track the development of systems between medical appointments, according to its inventors.

More news for Wednesday, March 8

AHCA/NCAL says Seema Verma 'pragmatic leader we need at CMS' ... Alzheimer's $259 billion cost could break Medicare ... Head injuries can lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's ... Parkinson's decline slowed with extended MAO-B inhibitors ... Resident reportedly falls out window of assisted living community ... What Van Halen can teach us about the care of older adults

More news for Friday, Feb. 3

Case of Legionnaires' disease prompts restrictions at retirement community ... Polypharmacy associated with frailty in older people ... Simple hand-grip test can indicate decline in those with Parkinson's disease ... 'Scheduling conflict' to keep Brookdale Senior Living from RBC conference

More news for Thursday, Dec. 22

Sickness that killed three assisted living residents after Thanksgiving dinner identified ... Fire officials stress importance of sprinklers in senior living ... CBO issues report on long-term projections for Social Security ... Senate Aging Committee releases report on prescription drug price spikes ... Study suggests Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases not transmitted through blood transfusion ... Hollywood stars talk about being creative in old age

More news for Friday, Dec. 2

Retail giant to expand overtime pay despite temporary injunction ... Senator accuses GOP of "war on seniors" ... House overwhelmingly approves sweeping health measure ... iPhones to monitor Parkinson's disease? ... Body of missing memory care resident identified ... Researchers awarded $12.2 million to study Alzheimer's disease

More news for Monday, Sept. 12

Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age ... Kids' film contest to raise money for Parkinson's research; deadline Sept. 30

Senate Appropriations Committee approves $164 billion funding bill

Senate Appropriations Committee approves $164 billion funding bill

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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $163.8 billion health and education funding bill Thursday that increases monies for medical research and the fight against opioid abuse, among other areas, for fiscal year 2017.

Parkinson's drugs up risk of compulsive behavior: review

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New research links dopamine agonists, commonly prescribed to help control tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson's disease, with impulse control disorders.

Study: Cognitive assessments important in those with Parkinson's

Study: Cognitive assessments important in those with Parkinson's

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Having the cognitive ability to keep up with conversations often is more of an issue for those with Parkinson's disease than are physical speech problems, according to new research.

Dementia drug helps prevent falls in those with Parkinson's

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A drug commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of dementia could help prevent falls for people with Parkinson's disease, according to new research.

Anticholinergic drugs don't raise dementia risk in those with Parkinson's

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Concern that anticholinergic drugs could potentially worsen cognition in those with Parkinson's disease are unfounded, according to new research reported in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

3 new dementia studies of note

3 new dementia studies of note

New research quantifies costs associated with dementia care compared with other diseases and offers a little good news for those with Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Tai Chi for seniors: Achieving better balance

Tai Chi for seniors: Achieving better balance

Tai Chi has been shown to help with falls prevention and offers other health benefits.

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July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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